Tone is an author's attitude about a topic in a literary text or informational text. Not only is it important for a reader to notice subtle clues in order to determine an author's tone, it is also important to have a wide vocabulary of tone words to draw from when describing a reading passage.
Describing the tone of a text is an area where my students have shown a great amount of growth. It is something that students must practice in order to develop skill.
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